A big thank you to everyone who braved the rather wild elements and ventured out for our pre-Christmas session, otherwise known as Lucky Dip. It was great to see so many people bring records with them, but there could be only two albums played in full during the main part of the session. The job of pulling the entries from ‘the pint pot of luck’ fell to the labour club’s trusty barman Martin, and the albums drawn were The Everly Brothers’ Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (brought in by Steve) and Ultravox’s Vienna (brought in by another Steve). I’m hoping everyone else got to spin a track or two from the records they brought too.
Brett from The Downstairs Lounge blog provided an entertaining Christmas Comedy Interlude with a stack of seasonal 7″s which included the second record club appearance for Frank Sidebottom (I think a tradition may have been started now), and I brought along some of my Christmas vinyl, playing Jimmy Smith and The Staple Singers.
The music played on the night spanned many styles and eras, from the present day all the way back to 1958, and the contrast between the two main albums couldn’t have been greater. Both received a round of applause when they finished.
There’s been some great feedback on Twitter too:
“Enjoyed Glossop Record Club tonight, great to make time to listen to something you’ve never heard before. Warm welcome from regulars too.”
“That was another fun night.”
“Had a great time. Will be back again for sure.”
“Good night at Glossop Record Club tonight. 2 albums I would never have listened to in full. Enjoyed both! Great interlude also!”
“Great night see you next month.”
A very big thank you also for all the food donations for Glossopdale Food Bank. You’re a very generous bunch.
The next Glossop Record Club session is BOWIE ON VINYL, Thursday 9th January 2014. Details coming soon.
JIMMY SMITH – Christmas Cookin’ (Verve, 1964)
Side One: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Jingle Bells/We Three Kings (Of The Orient Are)/The Christmas Song
Side Two: White Christmas/Santa Claus Is Coming To Town/Silent Night/God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
Lucky Dip selection 1
THE EVERLY BROTHERS – Songs Our Daddy Taught Us (Cadence, 1958/Rhino reissue)
Side One: Roving Gambler/Down In The Willow Garden/Long Time Gone/Lightning Express/That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine/Who’s Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
Side Two: Barbara Allen/Oh So Many Years/I’m Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail/Rockin’ Alone (In An Old Rocking Chair)/Kentucky/Put My Little Shoes Away
The Staple Singers – The Last Month Of The Year
The Selector – Three Minute Hero
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Cut Me Down
Goblin – Profondo Rosso
Dora Bryan – All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle
The Baron Knights – Merry Gentle Pops
Kenneth Williams – Good Queen Wenceslas
Harry H. Corbett – An Old Fashioned Christmas
Frank Sidebottom – Christmas Is Really Fantastic
Les Patterson – Give Her One For Christmas
Lucky Dip selection 2
ULTRAVOX – Vienna (Chrysalis, 1980)
Side One: Astradyne/New Europeans/Private Lives/Passing Strangers/Sleepwalk
Side Two: Mr X/Western Promise/Vienna/All Stood Still
Outfit – Nothing Big
Volcano Choir – Alaskans
Ray Charles – What’d I Say
Ian Brown – Bille Jean
The Pogues – And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda
10cc – I’m Not In Love
Bruce Cockburn – Creation Dream
Keith Harris & Orville – White Christmas
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